Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. You know the rules: grab your current read, open to a random page and share a two sentence teaser with us (no spoilers!). Be sure to tell us about the book, so we can add it to our TBR list!
This week, my teaser comes from one of my current books, Other People’s Money by Justin Cartwright. This book came to me by way of LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program. Sir Harry Trevelyan-Tubal has had a stroke and is no longer the man he once was. His wife, Fleur, has ceded his care to his long-time secretary, Estelle:
“Estelle doesn’t mind feeding him. She seems to think it is her job rather than the nurses’ to wipe his face, as if he notices or appreciates this intimacy. Maybe Estelle has always longed to touch him, and now she is licensed to handle him the way a French housewife handles fruits in the market.”
There is something terribly sad about that. Harry and Fleur’s loss is, in a strange, sad way, Estelle’s gain. It has made me curious to see how things play out between Fleur and Estelle. How about you?